BEIJING, Jan 29 (APP)::Port Qasim Coal-fired Power Plant built under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework, has so far provided employment to more than 600 local workers making the main force for power plant operation and maintenance.

The power plant, locating in Sindh province, has recently recruited 46 university graduates since recruiting 100 university graduates in 2016, according to a report published by China Economic Net here on Tuesday.
The recruitment is the further step to plan the operation and maintenance work of Port Qasim Power Plant as a whole and promote localization management, which can help to reduce Chinese workers step by step and train local senior technicians.
This is the second recruitment held by Port Qasim Power Plant in Pakistan. In a bid to realize localization management, 100 university graduates from Pakistan were selected in August 2016. These university graduates were arranged six months technical and cultural training in Gansu Energy Chongxin Power Plant, which was the training base for coal-fired power generation technology, in October 2016.
They completed the training course in May 2017 and participated in the work of equipment installation and system commissioning in Port Qasim Power Plant. After the two years systematical training in work, most Pakistani workers can shoulder the responsibility independently and have played important roles for the safe and stable operation of the power units in the operation, maintenance, and management position.
More than 3500 Pakistani employees reportedly worked for the power plant in the peak period of construction.
As the first implemented large-scale energy project of CPEC, Port Qasim Power Plant, with three years of hard work and joint efforts of staff from China and Pakistan, has started commercial operation in April last year.
It has cumulatively provided over 8 billion kilowatts/hour of energy till January 23, 2019, and made an important contribution to the modifications of Pakistan’s electric power energy structure, the development of the economy and the improvement of local people’s living conditions.